We arrived at CES earlier today, and Acer's pre-CES event was the first item on our agenda (yes, on a Sunday). The company unveiled a number of ultrabooks. a new cloud service, and briefly mentioned that it was bringing a brand-new Android tablet to market later this year - so briefly that we didn't even hear the name of the device mentioned (obviously, we later found out what it was called).
In our first giveaway of the day (there will be another one a bit later, stay tuned), we're handing out the last of our holiday goodies provided by our pals at NVIDIA. Two lucky winners will be selected, one will get the unique ASUS Eee Pad Slider tablet, and another will receive the new Acer Iconia A100. Both winners will also get a Jambox portable speaker and a $25 AMEX gift card.
Acer just pushed out the official announcement for its newest offering to the tablet world - the Iconia Tab A200. The interesting thing about this tablet, though, is that it's really not much different than the A500. Aesthetically, it does look different, but on the inside, it's nearly the same tablet:
- 10.1-inch 1280x800 display
- 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Full-size USB port, microSD card slot
- Android 3.2
While the Iconia A200 will initially ship with Honeycomb, Acer has promised that the tablet will be sporting ICS out-of-the-box beginning in January '12.
The price of the Acer Iconia A500 has been steadily declining over the past few months and it looks like Target is offering their best deal yet for this Android 3.0 tablet. Starting from August 14th you can pick up the Iconia A500 for $399 and get a $100 Target Gift Card free, effectively making the price $299.
Update: Best Buy has a similar deal going, it seems. Rumor is, so does Walmar.
The Acer Iconia A500 10.1 inch Honeycomb tablet has been quite a success thanks to its competitive specs and low price tag. Now its little brother, the 7 inch Iconia A100 is available in North America for those who want all the power of Honeycomb in a more pocket-sized shell.
The Iconia A100 features all the guts of its bigger rivals, including a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear shooter and 2MP in the front, all powered by Android 3.2, which has been optimized to run on 7 inch, 1024x600 displays.
Well it's about bloody time! The last we heard, Acer's Iconia Tab A100 - the little sibling of the larger, 10-inch A500 - was being delayed due to Honeycomb restrictions on 7-inch displays. Fortunately, though, it seems that all of those issues are now firmly in the past for Acer, as Engadget is reporting that the company is readying its tablet for an early August launch, with a suggested retail price of $300.
Announced in late March by AT&T for a Q2 release, it looks like they have finally got their act together and are now featuring the device on Amazon.com on pre-order for $499.99.
The unreleased 4G HSPA+ tablet will be running Android Honeycomb and will feature a 1Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor with integrated graphics, 10.1" WXGA display (1280x800), 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 802.11b/g/n wireless, and a 5MP rear facing camera and 2MP front-facing camera.
This is probably the best deal I've seen thus far on any Honeycomb tablet: starting this Sunday, July 17th, you'll be able to pick up the Acer Iconia Tab A500 from Target for $400 and get a $50 Target gift card to go along with it, effectively making the price $350. The Iconia A500 sports the standard specs that we've become accustomed to seeing out of Honeycomb tablets:
- 10.1 Inch 1280x800 display
- 1Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB storage, MicroSD card slot
- 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras
- USB and microHDMI ports
- Android 3.1
Update: The deal is live - check it out in the Target weekly ad online!
Update: This tablet is gracing the front page of eBay Daily Deals once again, but this time it's a bit more expensive ($5), which is still quite a good deal. Hit the updated source link below to buy.
When it comes to the Android tablet market, pricing is one of the main areas that defines the competition. Acer clearly knew this when pricing its Iconia Tab A500 tablet at $450, but for today, you can score this 10.1 inch Tegra 2 device for the low price of $380 with free shipping from eBay's Daily Deals site.
We just got word that the Android 3.1 update is rolling out in the US for the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The update brings all kinds of Honeycomb goodies, like resizable widgets, performance enhancements, improved multitasking, USB host support, and more.
Other details are limited at the moment, so make sure to hit us up on the tip line or drop a note in the comments if you find other new features!